New Delhi: Government should take steps to bring back to India the UAE national who married a minor in Kerala for trial in local courts, M P Achuthan (CPI) demanded in the Rajya Sabha Monday.
Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, M P Achuthan said government must make use of extradition treaty between the two nations and bring the person back to India for trial in Indian courts.
The person concerned had married a 17-year old girl from Kerala on June 13 and after spending 17 days in various Indian locations as a married couple fled to UAE. Before leaving, he divorced the girl uttering the word "Talaq" thrice over phone.
Achuthan said UAE nationals marrying girls from Kerala were very common earlier through the results were not good always. “The number of such marriages has come down at present,” he said.
Najma Heptulla of the BJP said the government should draft laws for Muslim women also.